Harris Teeter Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
414 Reviews

3.3
414 Reviews
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Harris Teeter CEO, Kroger Rodney McMullen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Bonus checks depending on hours worked (in 32 reviews)

  • Good pay for the amount of work you do (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • poor communication within the store management to their employees (in 23 reviews)

  • Customer service micro-manages the front-end employees down to their bathroom breaks (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It is what you make it

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    Current Employee - Meat Cutter
    Current Employee - Meat Cutter

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Room for advancement, supportive management, good pay. bonus checks are great, very family friendly, good training.

    Cons

    Understaffed at times, insurance is costly, too many HR hoops to jump through in order to fire lazy employees. Can be difficult to gain full time status. A lot of uncertainty with recent Kroger merger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to trusting stores to manage themselves versus micro managing from the corporate level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good pay but Supervisors and Store Managers are pressured to be overly critical.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harris Teeter for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay was great but as the years pass the harder it was to receive a raise.

    Cons

    Store managers are over worked and not trained to work with people. The smaller the town (Rock Hill, SC) and the further from the Corporate office the worse the store managers and Co managers are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people the way you want to be treated! Simple but a concept that is hard for some to comprehend!

  3.  

    Decent entry-level job, but little incentive to excel.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk  in  Kernersville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Clerk in Kernersville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Harris Teeter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good initial training leaves all associates prepared to succeed upon being initially hired. Management has also always been flexible with me when working around another job and personal time.

    Cons

    Two promotions in my first six months of employment that added significant responsibilities and led to a less convenient schedule structure were regarded as lateral moves which did not merit pay increases. Any position lower than manager of a department is paid according to experience rather than merit, which can be frustrating to a new employee who desires to excel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The company was great, but the store manager was not.

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk  in  Ashburn, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Ashburn, VA (US)

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company, as a whole, tries to take care of it's employees.

    Cons

    If you are unfortunate enough to get a store manager that is less than stellar, you are out of luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give so much power to store managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun job to work while going to school

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    Former Employee - Fresh Foods Clerk  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Fresh Foods Clerk in Nashville, TN (US)

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Harris Teeter for the time that I did. It was a fast paced job that had room for growth and rewarded hard working employees

    Cons

    They work days were sometimes pretty long and they scheduled a lot of weekends which could get annoying sometimes. Some employees don't care and it makes working with them a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who are decent employees. Most of my co workers were great but some of them were terrible people that made everyone else's job harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Rule by fear and intimidation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Constant fear of corporate visits and audits keeps everyone on edge. Store management passes these on to everyone else. Threats of write-ups on a daily basis. So much so that good people lose their initiative. Do as I say and don't think on your own mentality. Corporate and upper management treat the stores as their personal pantries. They force you to carry products that only they buy and then come down on you when your waste is high. Have also seen several people lied to and made promises that never came true by corporate. Not many happy people in the stores. Changes need to be made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time nit picking your stores. Have some faith and trust in your associates. Take notice how many of your people are unhappy. The pay is all that people stay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Front End Cashier, Bagger, U-SCAN Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier  in  Huntersville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Huntersville, NC (US)

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, fun people to work with. Good part-time job for high schoolers. Offered a program where students who went off to college could come back on breaks and holidays.

    Cons

    Could be overly boring during slow nights. Management made you stand at the end of your register and basically do nothing when there were no chores, and talking to co-workers was frowned upon during these down times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Equal Opportunity employer with great advancement opportunity

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    Former Employee - Bagger  in  McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Bagger in McLean, VA (US)

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time

    Pros

    This company is wiling to hire anybody willing and eager to work. The assemsents can be a bit difficult at first but this is a solid employer willing to train anyone.

    Cons

    The assessments are slightly difficult for some who does not speak fluent english

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This a great first job for anyone seeking to start over in a new country or for the first job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good program, but didn't feel appreciated.

    Former Employee - Cake Decorator  in  Huntersville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Cake Decorator in Huntersville, NC (US)

    I worked at Harris Teeter part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    customers expect high quality, training program is adequate, managers take their job seriously

    Cons

    lack of professionalism, perks, creativity

  11.  

    Nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager  in  Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Harris Teeter full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company has the right mind set towards customers and really encourages associates to do whatever they need to do take care of the customer.

    Cons

    While the pay is decent if you promote from within you will always be at a disadvantage. Shifts are not conducive to family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people that promote from within at least as well as external candidates.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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